Satterwhite Chiropractic Offers Treatment with Relaxing Effects

Where do you carry your stress? Neck? Upper back? Head? Low back? Would you like some help relaxing? Chiropractic spinal manipulation offers relaxing effects particularly when directed to the cervical and thoracic spine areas. Satterwhite Chiropractic sees stress every day. Satterwhite Chiropractic hears our Oxford chiropractic patients ask for more spine treatment once they experience it! Wise chiropractic patients!

MEASURING RESPONSES TO SPINAL MANIPULATION: STRESS

Initially, how do we react to stress? Sweaty palms. Rapid pulse and heart rate. We can feel these responses. Researchers strive to quantify these responses. Measuring blood pressure, heart rate variability, heart rate, and numeric pain scale after treating upper and lower cervical spine segments of healthy and neck pain patients, researchers discovered that upper cervical manipulation improved parasympathetic (calming) system and lower cervical manipulation enhanced sympathetic (fight or flight) activity. Curiously, neck pain patients’ parasympathetic activity was enhanced by both upper and lower cervical manipulation. (1) Satterwhite Chiropractic notices that the effect of touch alone is influential.

EFFECTS OF MANIPULATION ON STRESS RESPONSES

The body responds to all sorts of stimuli. Researchers strive to see how. One group performed a meta-analysis of multiple studies regarding the effect of spinal manipulation and mobilization on cardiovascular responses. Changes in systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and heart rate were charted. They determined that spinal manipulation and mobilization may bring about a significant decrease of systolic as well as diastolic blood pressure. (2) An analysis of articles about the effect of spinal manipulation on heart rate variability stated that a greater parasympathetic response was seen when cervical and lumbar spine areas were treated while a greater sympathetic response was seen when the thoracic spine was treated. (3) Another study linked pain response to resting blood pressure pre- and post-cervical spine non-thrust manipulation. Non-chronic neck pain patients who underwent such manipulation experienced reduced short-term pain and reduced systolic blood pressure(4) There is something to manipulation beyond pain relief, and Satterwhite Chiropractic is pleased to share the research as it is made available.

SPINAL MANIPULATION TREATMENT

Satterwhite Chiropractic utilizes gentle spinal manipulation applied to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine areas to decrease pain. Spinal manipulation of the thoracic spine effectively influences painful mechanical thoracic spine pain better than placebo treatment. (5) Effects of thoracic manipulation go beyond the thoracic spine. Benefits of manipulation of the thoracic spine extend to the cervical spine for patients with bilateral chronic mechanical neck pain. Thoracic thrust manipulation and non-thrust mobilization deliver similar changes in patients’ pressure pain thresholds and reduce neck pain intensity. (6) These are benefits of Oxford chiropractic care Satterwhite Chiropractic is well-equipped to provide.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how chiropractic and The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management may well attune parasympathetic and sympathetic and pain responses in the body.

Make your next Oxford chiropractic appointment soon. Your neck and shoulders and upper back will appreciate the attention as will your reduced pain and heart rate and blood pressure after a gentle Oxford spinal manipulation session.

 Satterwhite Chiropractic utilizes spinal manipulation for its calming effects for stress responses.
 
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